Episode #99

How to pronounce OW as in GO

00:05:21 minutes long
audio file size: 7.8 mb
  • 99. How to pronounce OW as in GO 00:00

English words can be really confusing sometimes.
In these how-to-pronounce episodes published on Fridays, I’ll help you with the pronunciation of confusing words.
This week we’re going to talk about the OW diphthong, as in the word ‘GO’.

Here’s a loose transcription of the words as explained in the episode:

  • Go: gow [IPA: goʊ]
  • Know: now [IPA: noʊ]
  • Only: own-lee [IPA: oʊnli]
  • Lonely: lown-lee [IPA: loʊnli]
  • Don’t: downt [IPA: doʊnt]
  • Won’t: wownt [IPA: woʊnt]
  • Cold: kowld [IPA: koʊld]
  • Scroll: skrowl [IPA: skroʊl]
  • Hotel: how-tel [IPA: hoʊtel]

Download free practice sheet and audiohttps://theaccentsway.com/ow-as-in-go/

Another useful episode – WANT vs WON’T: https://theaccentsway.com/want-wont/

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